I have a shelf full of devotional books and they are what brings me comfort – especially in these days of confinement and uncertainty. I love how I can pull one out to read a selection and it perfectly suits my situation that day. That is God speaking to me when I need it most. These days I am finding comfort and solace in the words that I am reading in some of my favorite devotional books.
I was thinking about how many I rotate through at different times and decided it might make a good blog post. Now not all of my readers are Christians or have a faith that they share but many do. If this post does not interest you – skip it. That is alright with me. If you are interested keep reading because some of these books might be ones that you are familiar with or might want to check out for yourself.
First up a small little paperback I picked up at the grocery store one time. The 5 Minute Bible Study for Women is also available on Amazon. Short daily selections with room to journal thoughts and write prayers makes this one a nice one to just pick up when quiet time is limited.
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young is a very popular devotional with all age groups I dare say. Her short but thought provoking selections always have something in them that I can relate to.
My all time favorite has to be Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest. I have worn at least one copy out but I have several in my collection including this one which is an updated version with more up to date language. I love his words and how he challenges me with each selection. Sometimes the selections are a little deep and I have to ponder and reread but they are always timely.
Another great one by Sarah Young is Jesus Always. Great words and another very timely one for these days of uncertainty.
Devotions from the Front Porch is a beautiful devotional book with a daily scripture, reading and prayer interspersed with beautiful pictures. This one does not have to be read on your front porch (I often read on the back porch) but you can just imagine the gentle rock of the front porch rocking chair or swing as you read the selections. It is truly a lovely book.
What are doing or reading to gain comfort in these unpredictable times? Do you have a book or a practice that you go to daily? I would love to hear all about it in the comments — so please, Comment for a Cause for Transylvania Tomorrow.